Cute Creature Finds His Significant Otter!


Poor otter Harris had been feeling lonely after his partner of four years, Apricot, passed away. His owners at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in the UK were keen to find the Asian short-clawed otter a new mate…so they set him up on a dating website made just for him.

On the site, called “Fishing for Love”, ten-year-old Harris was given his own dating profile highlighting all he has to offer. It read: ‘Looking to find my significant otter.  ‘I am very attentive; I love a cuddle and I am a very good listener. ‘I will love you like no otter.’

Fortunately, Harris didn’t have to wait long for his new love!  When the sanctuary team sent around Harris’ dating profile, they were delighted to receive photos back from a female otter called Pumpkin, who was looking for love at Scarborough Sea Life after her elderly partner Eric had passed away.

Of course, as with most first dates, there’s a lot of pressure on the big meet-up. Introducing Asian short-clawed otters is a tricky process, as it’s essential that the male submits to the female on first meeting.  For this reason, Harris will be moving up to Pumpkin’s enclosure to make sure the introduction goes as smoothly as possible.

Read more about Harris and his newfound love AND see pictures, by clicking HERE